(March 8, 2018 – Aberdeen, WA) — Grays Harbor Community Hospital learned this morning that the State of Washington granted a budget proviso that will allow us to receive 150 percent of the Medicaid fee schedule until June 30, 2019. This could be an influx of between $3.5 and $4 million for our organization. We will continue writing a bill that will be considered next year; making that permanent.
Although this is good news for the hospital, it is only one piece of the pie we must achieve to be financially sound.
The following still needs to happen:
- Navigant will continue to make recommendations bringing Subject Matter Experts to assist in the implementation of goals.
- Rural Health Clinic project will go live April 16, 2018, giving us the ability to receive cost-based reimbursement for Primary Care.
- Restructuring our debt and refinancing our loan with Key Bank.
About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a region of over 70,000 residents covering the 2,000 square miles of Grays Harbor County within Grays Harbor Public Hospital District II. Established in 1959, Grays Harbor Community Hospital is licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services and Family Birth Center. GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services and physician clinics. Learn more at www.ghcares.org